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Predicting the Future for Data Center Growth Made Easy

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Donovan, Senior Research Analyst for the Data Center Science Center, Schneider Electric Successful navigation through the planning challenges of a data center project requires the structure of a well-defined process,


Size Matters: Making Big Smaller

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jim Montgomery, Senior Product Manager, GE’s Critical Power business Lowering the cost while increasing the efficiency of power conversion at data centers—that is, turning alternating current (AC) power into usable, efficient,


Toxic Substances Control Act Awaits Presidential Action

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976 to give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and


Ready, Touch, Go with Transfer Switch–Based Solutions

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Matt Schneider, Director Global Product Management, ASCO Power Technologies (Emerson Electric) As data centers continue to transition to co-location and cloud-based designs, the need for rapidly deployable, modular architectures continues to




Smart Grid Manual Standardizes Interoperability

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Khaled Masri, Program Manager, NEMA | Cuong Nguyen, Lead, Smart Grid Testing and Certification, NIST ANSI/NEMA SG-IPRM 1-2016 Smart Grid Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM) was developed and refined over the past six


Protect the Data That Protects Us

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Pat Walsh, Editor in Chief, NEMA Data centers scream security. Central to their operations is redundancy, redundancy, redundancy. On a daily basis, recreational hackers and cyber criminals alike wreak havoc on


A Good IDEA in the Cloud

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Paul Molitor, President and CEO, Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) The increasing reliance on cloud computing implies an increasing reliance on data centers. For this reason, we must strive to make


Unlisted Smoke Alarms Undermine Electrical Safety

Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has recently become aware of instances of “unlisted” smoke alarms being offered for sale to American consumers by online retailers. Normally, electrical products are tested and certified (i.e.,